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Semmes: Rebel Raider (Brassey's Military Profiles)

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One man???Capt. Raphael Semmes???dominates the history of Confederate naval operations in the American Civil War. Although the Confederates were hopelessly outnumbered at sea, Semmes roamed the oceans first in the CSS SUMTER and then the CSS ALABAMA, capturing nearly 100 Federal merchant ships and precipitating a flight from the American flag that decimated the Federal merchant marine. Revered in the South as a hero, the North reviled and feared the Yankee-hating Semmes as a pirate. Regardless of his reputation, his wartime exploits were remarkable.Noted historian and biographer John M. Taylor illustrates how, under Semmes??'s command, the ALABAMA became a household name in America and overseas and struck fear into the hearts of ships??? crews and passengers alike. Incredibly, Semmes and the ALABAMA traveled 75,000 miles, and as far east as Singapore, without ever taking refuge in a Confederate port. In 1864, off the coast of Cherbourg, France, the Union??'s USS KEARSAGE finally caught up with the Confederate raider and fought the last ever ship-to-ship gun duel between wooden warships.

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One man-Capt. Raphael Semmes-dominates the history of Confederate naval operations in the American Civil War. Although the Confederates were hopelessly outnumbered at sea, Semmes roamed the oceans first in the CSS SUMTER and then the CSS ALABAMA, capturing nearly 100 Federal merchant ships and precipitating a flight from the American flag that decimated the Federal merchant marine. Revered in the South as a hero, the North reviled and feared the Yankee-hating Semmes as a pirate. Regardless of his reputation, his wartime exploits were remarkable.Noted historian and biographer John M. Taylor illustrates how, under Semmes's command, the ALABAMA became a household name in America and overseas and struck fear into the hearts of ships' crews and passengers alike. Incredibly, Semmes and the ALABAMA traveled 75,000 miles, and as far east as Singapore, without ever taking refuge in a Confederate port. In 1864, off the coast of Cherbourg, France, the Union's USS KEARSAGE finally caught up with the Confederate raider and fought the last ever ship-to-ship gun duel between wooden warships.

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Chronicles the daring career of one of naval history's most successful commerce raiders.

Synopsis:

Chronicles the daring career of the South's greatest naval hero, the commander of the CSS Alabama

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574885439
Author:
Taylor, John M
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Taylor, John M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Brassey's Military Profiles
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.94x4.88x.41 in. .6 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » Nautical
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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Product details 128 pages Potomac Books - English 9781574885439 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One man-Capt. Raphael Semmes-dominates the history of Confederate naval operations in the American Civil War. Although the Confederates were hopelessly outnumbered at sea, Semmes roamed the oceans first in the CSS SUMTER and then the CSS ALABAMA, capturing nearly 100 Federal merchant ships and precipitating a flight from the American flag that decimated the Federal merchant marine. Revered in the South as a hero, the North reviled and feared the Yankee-hating Semmes as a pirate. Regardless of his reputation, his wartime exploits were remarkable.Noted historian and biographer John M. Taylor illustrates how, under Semmes's command, the ALABAMA became a household name in America and overseas and struck fear into the hearts of ships' crews and passengers alike. Incredibly, Semmes and the ALABAMA traveled 75,000 miles, and as far east as Singapore, without ever taking refuge in a Confederate port. In 1864, off the coast of Cherbourg, France, the Union's USS KEARSAGE finally caught up with the Confederate raider and fought the last ever ship-to-ship gun duel between wooden warships.
"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the daring career of one of naval history's most successful commerce raiders.
"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the daring career of the South's greatest naval hero, the commander of the CSS Alabama
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